Helping Audience Members Who are Hard of Hearing Better Engage in a Presentation

Denis Boudreau
6 min readFeb 27, 2023
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Making presentations accessible and inclusive for all members of your audience is crucial for ensuring that everyone can fully understand and engage with the content. For those who are hard of hearing, this might require making some accommodations to ensure that they can fully participate and understand the content.

As a presenter, it’s essential for you to consider the needs of all members of your audience and make any necessary adjustments or accommodations to ensure that everyone can fully participate and understand the content and ideas being presented.

This might include providing written transcripts of any audio or video content, using a microphone, speaking clearly, and relying on visual aids. By taking the time to consider the needs of your audience and make appropriate accommodations, you get to create a presentation that is enjoyable and engaging for everyone.

After all, shouldn’t that always be the goal? Making sure everyone gets to benefit from your bright and insightful ideas?

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Denis Boudreau

Helping leaders connect with the missing piece in their DEI efforts. Amazon BestSelling Author “The Inclusive Speaker". Speaker/Trainer/Coach. #neurodivergent